Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of sushi and drinks at Moshi Moshi Sushi.
Moshi Moshi Sushi’s savants cull fresh seafood and veggies locally and from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market to create a menu of toothsome sushi rolls and entrees. Under the glow of an LED sakura tree that powers its own photosynthesis, diners can feast on glazed teriyaki salmon ($9), which glistens in a coat of house-made teriyaki sauce. For chopstick practice, diners can snag crab tempura ($10), or stab at lineups of veggie tempura that include yams ($2), shiitake ($3), and onion ($2). Chefs construct a wide array of intricate sushi samplings, including spicy tuna ($6) and the crab-and-jalapeño-infused Redhot roll ($9). While dining, patrons can also lubricate lips with a multifaceted drink menu that includes 16 specialty cocktails ($10+), an assortment of sakes ($7+), and imported Japanese beer carted in daily by carrier pigeons ($5.50+).
Moshi Moshi Sushi
At Moshi Moshi Sushi, a large sakura tree hangs over the dining room, its branches of white LED lights shining like cherry blossoms amid the soft glow of paper lanterns. As patrons bathe in this light reminiscent of a Japanese garden, sushi chefs transform fresh fish—flown in regularly from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market—into maki rolls and sashimi. Meanwhile, bartenders mix several specialty cocktails—such as the Death Poem, a blend of Guatemalan rum, rye whiskey, grapefruit, and cinnamon—to pay homage to Japan’s natural mountain streams of hot sake.